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Title:
Women in television news revisited : into the twenty-first century
Author:
Marlane, Judith, 1937-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
xvi, 268 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780292752276

9780292752283
Format :
Book

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Central Library PN4888.T4 M365 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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A volume which follows on from the author's 1976 work, Women In Television News, considering the successes and sacrifices in the lives of seventy of the foremost women in television news.


Summary

Women in television news have made great strides in the past twenty-five years. No longer limited to being the token pretty face on the nightly newscast, women have taken their places as working journalists in newsrooms, on the campaign trail, in war zones, and in the highest echelons of network news management. Barbara Walters and Connie Chung have even occupied the coveted network anchor's chair, if only briefly.

In this book, 70 of the foremost women in television news reflect on their professional successes, the personal and professional sacrifices that often bought those successes, and the barriers that still confront women in the news business. Weaving their interviews into a compelling text, Judith Marlane covers a wide range of issues, including looks versus ability and experience, sexual harassment, the resistance to women news anchors, the difficulties of balancing work and family life, women's and men's salaries, and the willingness of women to help other women in the business.

This book builds from Marlane's 1976 work, Women in Television News. Interviews with many of the same women highlight the gains that women have made in broadcast journalism. Simultaneously, Marlane has expanded her range of informants to include fifteen of America's most famous male anchors and correspondents to gather their assessments of the role of women in broadcasting today.


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Design and Detail
2 Paradox and Perception
3 Looks and Longevity
4 Aptitude and Attitude
5 Sex and Sensibility
6 Anchors Away
7 Minorities and Mandates
8 Datelines and Deadlines
9 Sisterhood and Support
10 Marriage and Motherhood
11 Salary and Status
12 Mentors and Mission
13 Milestones and Millstones
14 Advice and Admonition
15 Wishes and Whispers
16 Legends and Legacy
17 Epilogue: Notable and Quotable
Interview Schedule
Bibliography
Index
List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Design and Detail
2 Paradox and Perception
3 Looks and Longevity
4 Aptitude and Attitude
5 Sex and Sensibility
6 Anchors Away
7 Minorities and Mandates
8 Datelines and Deadlines
9 Sisterhood and Support
10 Marriage and Motherhood
11 Salary and Status
12 Mentors and Mission
13 Milestones and Millstones
14 Advice and Admonition
15 Wishes and Whispers
16 Legends and Legacy
17 Epilogue: Notable and Quotable
Interview Schedule
Bibliography
Index

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